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Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate' - dark bark
  • Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate'
  • Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate'
  • Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate' - approx 10 year old tree in winter
  • Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate' - dark bark

Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate'

£38.00

(Himalayan Birch) Betula utilis 'Wakehurst Place Chocolate' is a rare small to medium sized birch with beautiful, chocolate coloured bark once established and best when planted to contrast with other nearby silver birch or a light backdrop.

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A rare small to medium sized birch with beautiful, chocolate coloured bark once established and best when planted to contrast with other nearby silver birch or a light backdrop. Summer leaves are dark green in colour.

Hardy, medium sized specimen tree once established with unusual coloured bark.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Vigorous (moderate if grown as a multi-stemmed tree)
  • Habit: Small or medium sized tree with a slender habit.
    • Height: 15 m (50 ft)
    • Spread: 10 m (32 ft)
  • Notes: For best effect, the bark should be scrubbed gently with a hand brush and water once a year. This removes any green algae or grime and helps to restore the colour. Bark colour can take 2 - 4 years to develop.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Eventual Size
Tree - Medium, Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Not Fussy, Soil Type: Alkaline, Special: Windy
Special Features
Colourful Bark or Stems, Rare and Unusual

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